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Bone Cancer Misdiagnosis
What Is Bone Cancer?
Bone Cancer is a particularly rare form of cancer with just 1/500 cancer cases being that of bone cancer. However, it most commonly affects the young; hence a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can be utterly devastating. Osteosarcoma has a tendancy to present itself in children and young adults, and Ewing's sarcoma is most common between the ages of 10 and 20.
There are a number of different types of bone cancer:
- Myeloma cancer: cancer effects the bone marrow and often leads to a fealing of pain in the bones and weakening of the bones meaning that there can be fractures
- Chondrosarcoma: a tumour will form from the cells that should be cartilage producers
- Ewing's sarcoma: a cancer affecting the pelvis, thigh or shin
- Osteosarcoma: this is the most commonly occurring bone cancer and it generally will affect the large bones of the leg or upper arm.
- Spindle cell sarcoma: spindle cells are unique and only occur in cancerous tumours. They arise from abnormal mitosis (cell-division).
When May Bone Cancer Occur?
- As a secondary tumour: Many primary cancers can spread to into organs, commonly: breast, prostate, lung, thyroid and kidney.
- As a result of a disease: due to Paget’s Disease and Chondroma. Also genetic conditions such as HME, congenital umbilical hernia and Li-Fraumeni syndrome.
- As a result of previous chemotherapy or radiotherapy: If a child has received chemotherapy or radiotherapy at a young age it has the potential to increase the risk of bone cancer, specifically there is a heightened likelihood of Osteosarcoma developing.
Treatment Of Primary Bone Cancer
If caught in the early stages 2/3 of bone cancer suffers survive. However, if the cancer is caught late, or is a progressive stage of a primary cancer in a different area of the body, the survival rates are much lower.
Therefore, quick treatment and diagnosis is key to effective treatment of bone cancer. If you feel that you or a loved one has experienced any of the following, you should contact us today:
- Lack of appropriate testing: MRi, x-ray or biopsy
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
Bone Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
If you or a family member has suffered from bone cancer and you feel that it was not dealt with appropriately by the hospital or GP dealing with it, you may be able to make a medical negligence claim.
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